The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress movies will receive a US theatrical run as part of Crunchyroll’s Anime Movie Night. The films will screen as a double feature.The undead horrors are shambling into a theater near you! Maybe!
Earlier today, Crunchyroll unveiled the first titles in their “Anime Movie Night” initiative. The company will give the two Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation films a theatrical run as a double feature. The following will screen on April 26:
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Part 1: Light That Gathers
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Part 2: Life That Burns
Tickets will go on sale on March 24, via the Anime Movie Night homepage. Crunchyroll Premium Subscribers will be able to purchase tickets a few days earlier, on March 21.
Crunchyroll started streaming a trailer for the event, which you can check out below:
The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress films were directed by Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) at Wit Studio, with Ichiro Okouchi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Turn A Gundam: Earth Light) writing the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara provided character designs for the project.
Crunchyroll describes the film as:
During the industrial revolution, mankind is threatened by a sudden emergence of undead monsters who can only be killed by piercing their heart through an iron plate. Those bitten become one of them. Called “Kabane,” these monsters have exploded in number. The Hinomoto people have built fortress stations and barricaded themselves inside. Only steam locomotives, the Hayajiros, can travel between them.
The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime series aired in the Spring 2016 broadcst season. Amazon is the exclusive digital distributor for the title in North America.